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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 21, 2018, 04:11:53 PM »
He's addressing Willie--the lineal descendant of Ben Loomis. I don't think the two were related in the 1991 series but again, I never paid much attention to that.

I think this dialogue is a quote from DRACULA--either the original Stoker novel or one of the film versions.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 21, 2018, 01:55:22 AM »
That's all quite cool, MB. I really don't recall this issue at all.  And I'm far from being the target audience for this feature, as I'm not a fan of the 1991 series. But I am enjoying the images and the dialogue immensely, so I'm glad you and Midnite are taking this project on.

A completely irrelevant comment came to mind when I saw today's selection. It reminded me of the episode of BATMAN where Liberace plays the dual role of piano virtuoso Chandelle and his evil twin brother, the larcenous Fingers. There's a scene where Fingers is plotting to get his mitts on Aunt Harriet's money and he kisses her hand while impersonating Chandelle. After the slippery crook slithers away, Aunt Harriet turns to Alfred and exclaims, "That wasn't Chandelle!  A man's kiss... well, Alfred--a girl can just tell!"

"YOU're not Ben Loomis!"  Famous last words...

Looking forward to more!

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:51:19 AM »
I forgot to mention that since Willie (in the 1991 show) looks just like Ben, Barnabas thinks he is the latter, not realizing that two centuries have passed. That's why Barnabas calls Willie "old friend" before he attacks him.

I'm fascinated that the sound a person makes when being fed upon by a vampire is "urk."

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 20, 2018, 03:24:48 AM »
I don't, but here's what I got from what has been posted:

Vicki is startled by the apparition of a strange spectre in the Collinwood foyer, in front of Barnabas's portrait. (I couldn't tell if the ghost was meant to be Angelique, Laura or another spirit.)  Barnabas and Dr. Hoffman enter and seeing that Vicki seems disoriented, suggest she go for a drive with them in Dr. Hoffman's very expensive silver Rolls Royce. (I doubt that this Julia would ever be caught dead in tweed.)  While they're cruising along, Barnabas starts to daydream, and goes into a flashback about Willie releasing him from his coffin. That is where we are now.

Don't know if I missed anything...

Best,  G.

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Interesting. I'm guessing that the main draw of what MPI is offering is some kind of lower rate. But does that even figure in given all the incentives Amazon offers its Prime customers?

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:20:49 PM »
The complete image is even more sensuous.

It's strangely warm in here for a January afternoon...

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:20:01 PM »
I'm sure I'm the only puppy around here who finds today's panel from the comic book distinctly homoerotic. Right? Oh, Barnie-boo, you BEAST.

I thought I had seen the first few issues of this book. But I have no memory at all of this issue or story.  I remember when it came out I was living in New Haven CT and commuting regularly to teach in Middletown, a neighboring burg. And there was a comic book store somewhere in town, close to the bus terminal I think. I'd stop in and pick up an issue of the Innovation comic occasionally just to have something DS related to peruse on the ride home.

The letters page of the comic was maybe my favorite part of it. Because people would write in and some would share their memories of the 1960s show. The one I remember best was this person who sent in their excerpt from a diary they were keeping way back when, and the entry had to do with an episode aired sometime in January 1971. These episodes (from the final phase of 1840) had yet to be released on home video in the early 1990s, and had never been seen on TV since the original airing.

The fan wrote in their diary about how delighted they were to observe that Angelique's poppet was a Barbie-doll covered with some kind of cheap modeling clay. And as she was incanting furiously and stabbing the poppet with a needle, the clay started to fall off the doll and suddenly Barbie, stark naked alas, had a cameo appearance on DS.

I was smiling riding the bus home that evening.

cheers, G.

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How VERY mysterious!

A friend told me this evening that all the Chick tracts are still being sold on some website for 17 cents each. That's far more horrifying than anything that ever happened at Collinwood.

G.

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This interesting article about a mention of "Dark Shadow" in an early 70s "Jack Chick" tract was posted on social media today. I don't know if the special update "confirmation" featuring a very rare contribution from "a certain Mysterious Benefactor (tm)" is recent or not.

http://www.collinsporthistoricalsociety.com/2016/10/the-unsavory-jack-chickdark-shadows.html

The second part of the article is a bit disturbing. These old tracts seem so campy and funny now, but we have to bear in mind that the people who produced them were often very disturbed, malignant individuals. This is shown in the second part of the article. Also, it's known that the tracts did inflict psychological damage on untold numbers of young readers.

G.

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I never saw any of JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN until a friend loaned me some grey market DVDs of the show back sometime in the mid 2000s.  Each show featured an American guest star, reportedly to help sell the series to the US market. The one with a young Chad Everett haunted by a disastrous party from the 1920s was interesting.

Another precursor to the NoDS plotline is the Vincent Price/Roger Corman classic, THE HAUNTED PALACE, from 1963.  The evilly seductive spectre in "Beckoning Fair One" does seem closer to how Angelique's ghost is depicted in our film.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Possible source for NoDS storyline
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:39:19 PM »
A beguiling portrait of a mysterious, dead femme fatale... a piano, a painter, and the smell of jasmine... sound familiar? This episode of JOURNEY TO THE UNKNOWN--a series which I believe aired in a nighttime slot on CBS in 1969--was adapted from the novella by Oliver Onions, "The Beckoning Fair One."  The series was produced through England's legendary Hammer studios. Gabrielle Drake, who appeared on both THE AVENGERS and UFO, plays the clueless girlfriend to Robert Lansing's moody, troubled painter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKsuZxjpAM

I may have posted about this show before--if so, I apologize for the repetition. I remember posting about an episode of ONE STEP BEYOND which also had elements of the NoDS in its plotline.

Best, G.

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Happy Birthday Penny!  Wishing you joy, happiness, and cake!

cheers, Gothick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:47:56 PM »
I thought Aron Kincaid was pretty sexy. I looked him up yesterday and it sounds as if we would have had some things in common. He died a few years ago, unfortunately. 

This movie used to air a lot in early evening and weekend afternoon slots. I'd start to watch, enjoying the opportunity to see Boris again, then get bored once all the teen "shenanigans" began. Even as a teenager myself, I found all that really dull, obvious, forced attempts at "fun."

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 09, 2018, 07:12:02 PM »
I missed Julia's line to which Vicki is responding today...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: Marie Wallace on stage
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:39:42 AM »
I got to see Marie do a short performance at a Festival many years ago. I wish I could remember more about it, but I do recall how wonderful she was. A vibrant, beautiful presence onstage.

G.

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